Origin of inquisitive
Examples from the Web for inquisitiveness
But, thankfully, Dyer disobeys his hero and himself and gets all pondery, letting his inquisitiveness off the chain.Geoff Dyer Takes on Andrei Tarkovsky’s Film ‘Stalker’ in ‘Zona’|Chris Wallace|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And yet, her inquisitiveness and restless mind seem to make it hard for her to be a full-on believer.
Criminals who seek effacement do not take into sufficient account the curiosity and inquisitiveness of mankind.Mysteries of Police and Crime|Arthur Griffiths
Therefore May and Jenny determined to withdraw all opportunity from inquisitiveness by exploring the high cliffs behind Bochyn.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
I had far too much respect for her inquisitiveness and persistence to admit her to our new enterprise.The Debit Account|Oliver Onions
But may one not have a real interest in persons and things which is free from inquisitiveness?The Gentle Reader|Samuel McChord Crothers
As I anticipated, "Randolph Churchill's" inquisitiveness and audacity caused him to become our first victim.Chats on Angling|H. V. Hart-Davis
British Dictionary definitions for inquisitiveness
Word Origin and History for inquisitiveness
late 14c., from Old French inquisitif, from Late Latin inquisitivus "making inquiry," from Latin inquisit-, past participle stem of inquirere (see inquire).
An housbonde shal nat been Inquisityf of goddes pryuetee nor of his wyf. [Chaucer, "Miller's Prologue"]
Related: Inquisitively; inquisitiveness.